Try Screencast-O-Matic. That is what I use.
Hi, thanks for your suggestions. Now i also tried:
- mouse click sounds very weird (my mistake?), does NOT record LR overlays like adjustment brush's colour selector
Screen-cast-o-matic, optionally online, free:
- DOES record overlays like adjustment brush's colour selector. Mouse-click-sound not in free version. "System audio" is promised in paid version, but that does not necessarily mean a sound for each mouse-click. Contacted support for more
Straightforward using, lots of short video tutorials (useful for absolute beginners).
Free downloaded program 1.4 only works on primary monitor, the online launched app also records on secondary monitor
Don't see option to record a "window", only set resolutions
More "jumpy" than Faststone
More interesting pro-version seems to be rent-only-licenced, at 15 USD per year, not a one-time-buy
DOES record overlays like adjustment brush's colour selector
.camrec format isn't offered for recording, only .trec and .avi (on Win 7)
Exported MP4 looks blurry and has colour blotches, that are not visible in the initial recording, only after exporting; this doesn't change at all after setting very high quality MP4 options; i guess i didn't look properly
Thanks for checking back and posting your findings. What have you decided to go with?
Benjamin, there's still not one screen capturer that seems like a one-stop solution.
You recommended Screen-cast-o-matic. But i noted above:
- Don't see option to record a "window", only set resolutions
- More "jumpy" than Faststone
If these observations are still true, i can't use it.
Did you check "NCH Debut" ?
It has an excellent frame tool to select any window anywhere on screen, just drag a 'crop' frame to wanted area, (or full screen). The interface can be hidden to the taskbar.
It can record mouse clicks.
It can save to several movie formats, AVI, mp4, MOV, etc
Not free ($40), but excellent value.
I have been using it frequently with great results. The only issues I have had are annoying windows pop-ups when other programs, like itunes,want to update.
Wobertc, thanks for suggesting NCH Debut and pointing out features.
Actually i must have tried it, because it is in my folder "Screencast Capture". But i didn't write down my impressions obviously (just like with Jing, which in a way is a free Camtasia).
I guess i had some issues with NCH Debut, otherwise i would happily pay 40 USD and use it.
The screen capture software should definitely simply select a full existing window. I am not fully sure if you say NCH Debut can or cannot do that. In most, but not all cases I don't want to drag a frame first and then arrange the application within that frame.
I will try it again, if my Trial is still usable. Thanks again!
I don't want to drag a frame first and then arrange the application within that frame.
Re: NCH Debut- No, it really is much simpler than that- With any video playing in a window, just select the frame tool to select the window you want, then you can minimize Debut to the taskbar.
(Sorry for large screen-clips!) ( No association with NCH- just a user. It did take me some time to get the 'Options' set to my preferences,)
Wobertc, thanks for the clarification! Before my next project, i will take another look at Debut NCH.